Watchful eyes, thoughtful mind

Earth and us ….. past, present and future ….. connected?

TED Tuesday: Spirituality made easy May 12, 2009

Filed under: medicine,spiritual,TED,unconventional — Radiance @ 12:00 AM

As I was watching this fascinating and inspiring video by Jill Bolte Taylor, I couldn’t help but think of what I read in Eckhart Tolle’s book, Power of Now. The functioning of the two halves of the brain that Jill describes in this talk fits very accurately to the concepts of “mind” (left half) and “spirit” (right half) as described by Tolle (which are based on Hindu and Buddhist philosophy). The left half does the logical thinking and dominates our everyday routine. The right half connects us to the world, literally, but is almost always running in the background of sorts. So then, I thought, is spirituality, enlightenment, feeling one with the world mean the moment when our right brain dominates over the left? It sure looks like that to me after listening to Jill. May be this is already well-known in the world of neuroscience and psychology. But it is a new thought for me personally. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

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